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Monday, March 24, 2014

I attended a side event on sexual violence which profoundly affected me.  It included speakers from Sudan and Haiti.  Sexual Violence in Sudan and surrounding countries is a travesty. The act of violence against women and girls is heart wrenching.

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Remarks by Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress to this Parallel Event organized by YWCA Canada and World YWCA


Wednesday, 12 March 2014, Church Centre UN, New York, NY USA

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Remarks by Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress to this Official Side Event organized by the Government of Finland and the International Labour Organization

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Speak out and take a stand against racism and xenophobia!

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Chair: Joy Ngozi Ezeilo, Rapporteur‎ on trafficking in persons, especially women and girls

The context was set with the film 'Italy: Breaking the Slave Trade', a short documentary on the work of the Special Rapporteur.

 The 4 panelists spoke on a number of issues:

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The moderator and 4 panel members spoke to a number of issues:

    *a change of perspective is needed in order to change the conversation about LGBTI persons being identified only by their sexuality

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